"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert M. Hutchins
Educators and psychologists alike agree that most of life's blueprints are drawn throughout impressionable and formative school years. It is during those years that character traits, study habits, attitudes and basic skills are molded. There has been a strong connection between Coast Episcopal School and the Christian heritage represented by its founding church body. While Coast Episcopal School admits students of all religious backgrounds and thoroughly respects that diversity of traditions, there is recognition that education always takes place within the context of values. Coast Episcopal School offers students a learning environment founded broadly on Judeo-Christian values and traditions.
We are firmly committed to the idea that learning and growing flourish in an atmosphere of mutual tolerance, an openness to new thoughts, and respectfulness of everyone's freedom to share and question new ideas.
We seek to teach our students to think logically and creatively, to read perceptively, to write coherently, to speak with force and clarity, to listen effectively, and to learn by questioning, observing and investigating.
We encourage and foster interest in the arts and the development of aesthetic values.
We strive to impart a continuing interest in learning, a spirit of respect for others, a sense of community, responsibility, and a deeper understanding of ourselves in God's world.